An Integrated Plan for Economic, Environmental and Educational Development to Help the MENA Youth Change Their World"
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is in a turmoil that calls upon all possible resources for help. The "Youth Bulge," millions of youth under 24 years old or 50% of the MENA population live in massive poverty, many as refugees, without hope for the future! The MENA countries also have severe environmental problems. WWU has a unique solution in setting up MENA training institutes to give these youths the skills needed for jobs in environmental industries, industries that investors can set up in the MENA countries. The training institutes work with the environmental businesses. The MENA youth go to work and realize their dream of a job, a family, a safe place to live and a way to help their country and they are empowered to change the world!
Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, EdD
Professor Emeritus, Adult Education
Woodring College of Education
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225 - 908